I’m writing this on a snowy January morning… I’ve debated calling it the April frock… although it was actually sewn last April… but then this crazy thing called bridal season sort of found it’s way to me in May… and I’ve been sidetracked ever since :)
Without further rambling… here’s the details.
Every once in a while I head on over to ebay and peruse vintage fabrics… not too often… ’cause that could easily get out of hand! But I did find this really lovely vintage silk sari fabric… and well, there was some cash in my paypal acccount and it was done before I had another sip of tea! This sari became the skirt. The bodice is a structured overbust corset made from silk/wool. Silk/wool is pretty much the ultimate fabric in my mind… warmth, luxury, natural… the flowers were crafted from silk chiffon in yummy rose and tangerine and then enveloped in silk organza and hand beaded… a whimsical crinoline in goldenrod tulle adds depth of colour to the skirt and fullness to the silhouette.
The rabbit wig is one of my wool creations that was hand felted and inspired by the clever fifi lapin blog. It’s all kinds of illustration sweetness… check it out!
Find all the details here.